That’s when Beethoven’s title really makes sense! It will be like a fantasy! For two weeks the fantasy of composers and musicians will influence the life at MIdtåsen.. Beethoven himself travelled to Vienna – in 1787, and then in 1792 – as a pianist eager to learn to compose. This summer the Bonner pianist Susanne Kessel will give a concert in Sandefjord. She initiated the impressive project: 250 piano pieces for Beethoven – where 250 composers, from all over the world, have composed a piano piece as a tribute to Beethoven. She will not play all 250 pieces…….
Beethoven’s opus 1 will be played by musicians from Vienna, and Norwegian, international soloists and ensembles will present a wide range of classical music. Everything linked to the great master himself! We feel privileged to take part in an international collaboration, and believe it is a fantastic triangle – both musically and geographically – Bonn and Vienna in the corners of the baseline and Sandefjord on the top!
MIdtåsen Children Festival takes place form the 7th till the 19th of July. Hänsel und Gretel really enjoyed life at Midtåsen during the 2019 festival, so they will come back in the summer of 2020 – even if there are a lot of witches living in the scary forest.
Will Ludvig come up with something for the children? Well – time will show!
The entire programme will be announced in the beginning of February 2020.